1约书亚去世以后，以色列人求问耶和华：“我们哪一个支派先上去攻打迦南人呢？” 2耶和华说：“犹大支派先去，我已把那片土地交在他们手中了。” 3犹大人对西缅人说：“请跟我们一同到我们分得的地方攻打迦南人，我们也会同样帮助你们。”于是，西缅人便与犹大人同去。 4犹大人攻打迦南人和比利洗人，耶和华使他们得胜，在比色杀了一万敌军。 5他们又在那里遇见亚多尼·比色，与他交战，打败了他带领的迦南人和比利洗人。 6亚多尼·比色逃跑，他们追上去擒住他，砍掉他的大拇指和大脚趾。 7亚多尼·比色说：“从前七十个王的大拇指和大脚趾被我砍掉，在我桌下捡食物碎屑，现在上帝照我的行为报应我了。”他们把他带到耶路撒冷，他死在了那里。
8犹大人攻陷耶路撒冷，杀了城内的所有居民，并放火焚城。 9随后，他们下去攻打住在山区、南地和丘陵的迦南人， 10又进攻住在希伯仑的迦南人，杀了示筛、亚希幔和挞买。希伯仑从前叫基列·亚巴。
11他们从那里出兵攻打底璧，那里从前叫基列·西弗。 12迦勒说：“谁攻取基列·西弗，我就把女儿押撒嫁给他。” 13迦勒的兄弟基纳斯的儿子俄陀聂攻取了那城，迦勒便把女儿押撒嫁给他。 14押撒出嫁的时候，劝丈夫向她父亲要一块田。她刚下驴，迦勒便问她：“你想要什么？” 15她回答说：“求你恩待我，你既然把南部的干地赐给我，求你也把水泉给我吧。”于是，迦勒把上泉和下泉都给了她。
16摩西岳父的后代基尼人和犹大人一同离开棕树城1:16 “棕树城”即“耶利哥”。，到犹大南部旷野的亚拉得附近，跟当地人一起居住。 17之后，犹大人随西缅人一起攻打洗法城内的迦南人，彻底毁灭了那城。因此那城叫何珥玛1:17 “何珥玛”意思是“覆灭之城”。。 18犹大人又夺取了迦萨、亚实基伦和以革伦三座城邑及周围地区。 19耶和华与犹大人同在。他们攻占了山区，却没能赶走平原的居民，因为那里的人有铁战车。 20照摩西的吩咐，迦勒得到了希伯仑。他把亚衲三族的人从那里赶走。 21便雅悯人没有赶走居住在耶路撒冷的耶布斯人，耶布斯人至今仍和他们住在一起。
22约瑟家族也上去攻打伯特利，耶和华与他们同在。 23他们先派人去打探伯特利，那里从前名叫路斯。 24探子看见一个人从城里出来，就对他说：“请你告诉我们进城的路，我们必善待你。” 25那人便告诉他们进城的路，他们杀了城内所有的居民，只放走了那人及其全家。 26后来，那人搬到赫人的地方，筑了一座城，称之为路斯，沿用至今。
34亚摩利人强迫但人住在山区，不准他们下到平原。 35亚摩利人执意住在希烈山、亚雅伦和沙宾，但约瑟家族强盛时，就强迫他们服劳役。 36亚摩利人的边界从亚克拉滨山坡起，一直到西拉以北。
Israel fights the remaining Canaanites
1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, ‘Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?’
2The Lord answered, ‘Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.’
3The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, ‘Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours.’ So the Simeonites went with them.
4When Judah attacked, the Lord gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek. 5It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
7Then Adoni-Bezek said, ‘Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.’ They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
8The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire.
9After that, Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev and the western foothills. 10They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. 11From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).
12And Caleb said, ‘I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.’ 13Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.
14One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him1:14 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate Othniel, he urged her to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, ‘What can I do for you?’
15She replied, ‘Do me a special favour. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.’ So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
16The descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms1:16 That is, Jericho with the people of Judah to live among the inhabitants of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.
17Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed1:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them. the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.1:17 Hormah means destruction. 18Judah also took1:18 Hebrew; Septuagint Judah did not take Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron – each city with its territory.
19The Lord was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron. 20As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak. 21The Benjaminites, however, did not drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjaminites.
22Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the Lord was with them. 23When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz), 24the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, ‘Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well.’ 25So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family. 26He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.
27But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land. 28When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labour but never drove them out completely. 29Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them. 30Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, so these Canaanites lived among them, but Zebulun did subject them to forced labour. 31Nor did Asher drive out those living in Akko or Sidon or Ahlab or Akzib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob. 32The Asherites lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land because they did not drive them out. 33Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced labourers for them. 34The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain. 35And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labour. 36The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.